ronaldtheriot (1503) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Newcastle Foundersí Ale has a thick, off white head and a clear, copper appearance with lots of thick lacing and few streaming bubbles. The aroma is of wet, lightly-roasted barley and light sweetness. Taste is of light-roasted barley, sweetness, some candy, and a touch of hop bitterness. Mild is the operative word with this one. Mouthfeel is watery and a bit fluffy, and Newcastle Foundersí Ale finishes mostly dry and very drinkable. Overall, though, this is rather plain. RJT
BREWMUSKCLES (2367) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bonified U.K. ale with initial flavor of fleeting fruit, a caustic vanilla caramel, some back round lingering bitterness and a seltzery carbonation that mellows and fades allowing the hop bitterness to show through. Some buttery warmth ensues and you get a bit of alcohol not warm but instead cold. We have experienced brews like this for years and become used to them... Doesnít make it bad beer. looks like a malt whiskey with a head in the glass and some vine in the nose.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely mediocre. No hops, no taste, no nothing. Pretty lame. Not surprising considering original Newcastle sucks.
bbrock81 (311) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light red-gold with a large frothy head. Nice session beer, mild and not cloying or bitter. Aroma is light, generic maltiness, a hint of floral holiness. Flavor is light as well, bland when the beer is refrigerator cold, becoming sweeter the warmer it gets. Palate is good, very mild carbonation. Nothing very special but very drinkable.
Palidor19 (3065) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty but flawed. Has a sharp bite with a slight nutty flavor. The his are not very strong. Still itís good for a session drink.
drowland (6770) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011/2/1112 ounce bottle.Khaki mind clear, light amber, dark, almost no laces. Slight skunk mild caramel maltiness, and some dry roasted cereal touch aroma. Tannic acid, bitter, and almost all of the characters jump slightly roasted malt flavor. It also shows a sweet caramel maltiness. Huge MEH here, folks.
Part of the OTL Scavenger hunt.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. The taste is bitter hops with a toasted malt finish and a bit of green apple. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Bland beer but not bad.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle; poured a clear, dull, ,amber-gold type color with a frothy off white head. Aroma of bread and not much else. Flavor was watery with a touch of bread and yucky fruit. Touch of earth/grass in the finish. Found something else.
SSSteve (3934) - - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pours a clear orange with a very thin head. tea and lemon aroma. a nice hop addition in the flavor. simple and tasty. the best beer so far from this newcastle limited series.
milewide (1726) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very British in hop selection! Everything was "averageí"---except their effort to create a beer that had the unique British "country side" taste with no extreme herbal/fruit/bitterness usually found in US brews.